Crystal Care Home Service Richfield Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on March 8, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Crystal Care Home Service Richfield for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that exploitation occurred when a staff person/alleged perpetrator (AP) took a visa card and used it without the client’s permission.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation Against Crystal Care Home Service Richfield
Based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was financially exploited by the AP is substantiated. The AP worked for the client in the capacity of Personal Care Attendant (PCA) under an assumed name, was the last person known to have the credit card and was observed on video in various stores, using the client’s credit card for purchases not authorized by the client. The total number of unauthorized charges made by the AP was $2470.70.
The client required assistance of medication set-up and administration, the client utilized a prescribed narcotic medication (Vicodin) as needed for pain relief. The client was alert with no memory impairment.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.